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"Art With Intent" Juried Art Show on 5/6/2006, held by Westchester Center for Creative Aging, at Andrus-On-Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
"Art With Intent," presented by Westchester's Center for Creative Aging (WCCA), was the 2nd annual juried art show honoring the creativity of older adults (55+). The WCCA is funded by the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation and United Way of Westchester and Putnam counties in NY. As further explained on the WCCA website at www.wccreativeaging.org The Westchester Center for Creative Aging (WCCA) is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the positive relationship between creative expression and the quality of life of older adults. WCCA has been established to nurture and strengthen the opportunities for 55+ adults in Westchester County to participate in arts programs by creating funding opportunities for new art programs and a strong support network and coalition of older adults, artists, and providers. Recent research findings indicate that creativity correlates positively with healthy aging, and artistic expression serves to enrich the lives of people of all ages. WCCA recognizes that creative engagement makes a difference in the lives of older people and we support the growth of such programs. (Coped from www.wccreativeaging.org on 5/2/07). Also, for more info, contact Frank Sisco at ideasmoney@aol.com or visit more about WCCA on www.VideoVoom.com.
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Storyboard of Videoclips # 1 through # 46
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Overview - The Videoclips have been created by Frank Sisco as discussed above.
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Videoclip # 1
Videoclip # 2

The videoclip begins with the drive from Frank Sisco's home in New Rochelle to the event in Andrus-on-Hudson, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (with background songs playing on the car radio).

The videoclip has a continuation of the drive with the Luther Vandross song about a deceased father ("To Dance with my Father Again") approaching Andrus
Videoclip # 3
Videoclip # 4

The videoclip covers the time before the event when Karen Sevell Greenbaum discusses aspects of the upcoming event with Frank Sisco.

Artist Name: Ted Berkowitz Title: Tevye Medium: Oil. Artist's statement: Simply stated, I try to create art that will touch the souls of the viewer…to transport them back in time and a place, to a memory, an emotion.   I am motivated by people, places and events in my life…LAURENCE is my son, he played Tevye in a Croton teen theater production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”   The memory of him playing that role-a parent, with the responsibilities of life, family, community, and “tradition”…touched something within and that feeling finally surfaced on canvas last month.

Also see Videoclip # 12.
Videoclip # 5
Videoclip # 6

Artist Name:   Elaine Marks . Title: ______________ Medium : _____________ Artist's statement: When I see something that inspires me, it usually has areas of light and dark that are outstanding.   Color is very important.   Usually, I know immediately whether I will try to paint it.   I need to feel an emotion when I view an object or   A view.   This is what motivates me.

The videoclips pertains to _______________________________
Videoclip # 7
Videoclip # 8

Artist Name: Livia   Gus. Title: You Can Leave Your Hat On. Medium: acrylic paint . Artist's statement: All my paintings tell a story about the need to make connections between people and the living things around them. Many illustrate poems, stories and songs that have made an impression on my life. The English blues/rock singer Joe Cocker sings a seduction song that welcomes a woman into his house by insisting that she make herself really comfortable. He tells her to take off her coat, kick off her shoes, have something nice to drink and put the music down real low. As he sets the stage for love, his repeated refrain is that she can “leave her hat on”.

The videoclips pertains to various works, including:

#1- Artist Name:   Eileen Kantor. Title: _______________ Medium: Photography. Artist's statement: Life.  Each day is a gift and I feel the need to express my gratitude by creating some piece of work that reaches out to people.  My work also meets needs in me that are harder to articulate.                        

#2 - Artist Name:    Sister Dorothy Siemsen C.N.D. Title: Baby Blanket     Medium: Acrylic yarn Artist's statement:From my earliest years I have always been interested in making things. My mother taught me how to sew and in school I learned how to knit and crochet. In my elder years I am happy that I can have time to continue doing these useful things. When I heard about knitting or crocheting to help the poor, I was very happy to join the creative activities at Andrus because I can help someone in need.

#3 - Artist Name:   Sister Marie La Chance Title:_______ Medium : ____________ Artist's statement: I am amazed that you can take a small thread and just by twisting and turning it, you can create so many different designs. The great pleasure that it gives to the person receiving it gives me satisfaction.

Videoclip # 9
Videoclip # 10

The videoclip pertains to Rose Cioffi's oil painting called "Zandra at Work" which is of her grandaughter Alexandra, a graduate of West Point, who, along with her sister, are military officers who at the time were in Iraq.

Also see Videooclip #38.

The videoclip pertains to ___________________________(Painting called Almost a Homer)
Videoclip # 11
Videoclip # 12

Artist Name: Claude Grant Title: Asian Dancer Medium: color photograph Artist's statement: I am motivated and inspired by everything I see around me—people, nature, technology and the variety of activities which take place in the world.   As a result, I am a photographer, graphic designer, computer artist and a nationally-published poet and journalist.   I especially appreciate multiculturalism and enjoy meeting people from many different cultures who often inspire me. 

The videoclip pertains to Ted Berkowitz's Tevye oil painting.
Also see Videoclip # 4.
Videoclip # 13
Videoclip # 14

Artist Name:   Jay Albrecht Title: The Creation   Medium: Collage Artist's statement: Prime is my eternal curiosity about everything around me-how do things work, from cultures to mechanisms to galaxies to brain chemistry?   Why do people strive or quit?   What colors, shapes, motions feel right, as I try many different combinations?    What moods must I be in, to CREATE   at all?   I remember the dancing I’ve done and seen, the glistening, gliding of sea creatures, Spring flowers singing pink, Swiss mountains, stately peacocks, Katy Couric’s smile…to bring up that essential sense of wonder.

Artist Name: Barbara Nelson Title: Memorabilia Medium: ________Artist's statement: I attend the Senior Center in New Rochelle, participating in the Craft and Creative Sewing class, with instructor Alice Megaro.   I work mainly with recycled materials.  The challenge to make something from nothing inspires me to see the end results.  I am often amazed that something so small can become something so grand.

Also see Videoclip # 16 and #28.
Videoclip # 15
Videoclip # 16

Artist Name:   Leonard   Nieves Title:   Dignity Medium:   Watercolor Artist's statement: Nature’s original work of art is my backdrop: the majestic Hudson River and age-old Palisades, dappled lights dancing on water, clouds telling their own stories, and always Theresa, encouraging me. It is said that the ultimate inspiration is the deadline.   Having survived a recent illness with a too-close call, I sense my deadline pressing, and so my daily exercise with a range of motions; brush to paint…paint to canvas…colors which warm, colors which cool…colors which neutralize; all inspiring the completion of a painting never quite finished….

Artist Name:   Jay Albrecht Title: The Creation   Medium: Collage Artist's statement: Prime is my eternal curiosity about everything around me-how do things work, from cultures to mechanisms to galaxies to brain chemistry?   Why do people strive or quit?   What colors, shapes, motions feel right, as I try many different combinations?    What moods must I be in, to CREATE   at all?   I remember the dancing I’ve done and seen, the glistening, gliding of sea creatures, Spring flowers singing pink, Swiss mountains, stately peacocks, Katy Couric’s smile…to bring up that essential sense of wonder.
Also see Videoclip # 13 and # 28.
Videoclip # 17
Videoclip # 18

Artist Name: Virginia Oven Title: Expressions of Love with a Brush Medium: Pen and marker Artist's statement: Painting has been a distinct pleasure for me in so many ways.   I’ll be 82 years old this August and I have had seven children, seventeen grandchildren, four great –grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   Ever since I can remember, I’ve painted pictures for most of them of their favorite fairy tales, their heroes and heroines, special illustrations just for them at birthdays, holidays and special celebrations.   I’ve seen their faces light up with such awe, joy and delight.   These productions have brought us closer, stored up such lovely memories.   The watercolor cards I am submitting to “Art with Intent” are a continuing expression of this love.

Artist Name: : Mary Caracino Title Branches Medium: Charcoal and graphite pencil Artist's statement: I draw because otherwise I sit at home. I used to work in a real estate office and in between calls, I would draw. I’m hardly out in the open now but I do appreciate nature. Sometimes drawing gets me thinking about all kinds of things – Courage means a lot to me and drawing give me that.

Videoclip # 19
Videoclip # 20

Artist Name: Anita Louise Reilly Title: ________Medium: Photography Artist's statement: My inspiration, as a fine art photographer, comes from a life long love of photography and flowers. The images I create reveal the very simple yet intricate details, colors and textures of flowers. Through my "Floral Portrait" I wish to show the full beauty of the splendid flower.

Also see Videoclip #38.

The videoclip pertains to comments made by visitors (including comments by Karen Brinn).
The videoclip also includes glimpses of other works during a walk.
Videoclip # 21
Videoclip # 22

Artist Name: Anne S, Kupersmith Title:   Still Life and Stupid Tablecloth Medium: oil painting  Artist's statement: Art has been a lifelong interest for me, although I never took a formal art class until well past college.  As an English teacher and writer, I learned the value of developing and editing one's work, but it took some years for me to apply that lesson to my painting. My choice of subject matter has been strongly influenced by the lives and deaths of family members: my father was an excellent amateur landscape painter--too hard an act to follow, I felt, until he died, when I wanted to continue the tradition.  I spent many years drawing and painting nudes until the death of my only child two years ago; soon afterward I found myself in a class where the model resembled her, and I had to quit; nor am I yet able to return to it or portraiture, the only genre I've sold.  I'd like to resume both someday, just as I'd like my landscapes to equal the standards set by my father.  Meanwhile, my primary subject matter is still life, in which I find a quiet refuge.

Also see Videoclip #37.

The videoclip includes walks through halls and brief conversatons with various people, on the way to the dining room.
Videoclip # 23
Videoclip # 24

The videoclip pertains to remarks before the group by Karen Sevell Greenbaum and then by Karen Brinn.

Artist Name: Fanny Sloan Title: Forgotten Lake.  Medium: Oil on canvas Artist's statement: The beauty of life is my inspiration.   When I paint I leave this world. An old cracked wall, a tiny flower amidst green grass, a butterfly on a branch, the beautiful grey/blue of the mountains far away, the reflections of the skies on a lake, that inspires me, it's this beautiful life.   Every painting I finish feels like I have just given birth to a new life.   The love of good people around me motivates me to want to share beautiful scenes and wonderful colors to the world.

Also see Videoclip #38.

Videoclip # 25
Videoclip # 26

The videoclip includes a discussion with Golda Solomon, a visitor.

Artist Name: Cecilia Duncan Title:Graceful Movements.  Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: In designing a composition, my first consideration is the subject matter and how it will impact on the viewer. Watercolor, mixed media, calligraphy. Printmaking is my next choice. I prescetch several ideas and the I try to develop a singular theme, tying a unified series of designs. Most of my themes are inspired by my environment, students who I teach, seasonal flowers, and outdoor elements. I generally create at least three pieces on a theme connecting the ideas.

Also see Videoclip #38.

Videoclip # 27
Videoclip # 28

The videoclip includes conversations with various visitors, including some who are members of the Lake Isle Senior Center, in Eastchester, NY.

Artist Name:   Jay Albrecht Title: The Creation   Medium: Collage Artist's statement: Prime is my eternal curiosity about everything around me-how do things work, from cultures to mechanisms to galaxies to brain chemistry?   Why do people strive or quit?   What colors, shapes, motions feel right, as I try many different combinations?    What moods must I be in, to CREATE   at all?   I remember the dancing I’ve done and seen, the glistening, gliding of sea creatures, Spring flowers singing pink, Swiss mountains, stately peacocks, Katy Couric’s smile…to bring up that essential sense of wonder.
The videoclip includes the artist discussing his work.
Also see Videoclip # 13 and #16.
Videoclip # 29
Videoclip # 30

Artist Name: : Mary Caracino Title Branches Medium: Charcoal and graphite pencil Artist's statement: I draw because otherwise I sit at home. I used to work in a real estate office and in between calls, I would draw. I’m hardly out in the open now but I do appreciate nature. Sometimes drawing gets me thinking about all kinds of things – Courage means a lot to me and drawing give me that.

#1 - Artist Name:   Rita P. McDonald Title: Colonel Fuzzbuzz Medium: _______ Artist's statement: I am a collector of Toby jugs and Fuzzbuzz is my favorite possession.   I admire his vociferous style as he holds forth while appealing his cases, defending the poor and homeless, and striving for justice as depicted in the pages of Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers.     His drive and passionate energy inspire the reader of Dickens.

#2 - Artist Name:  Ann McKinney Title: Little _______ Medium: Pencil scetch. Artist's statement. My name is Ann McKinney and I am a sixty three years old visually impaired African American woman.   I draw because it gives me so much pleasure.   Drawing in pencils help me to express the feeling and moods that helps me to bond with them in my own special ways.     My drawings sometimes come from memories and images that I have I my head from the past. I create best when I just do it free handed!
Videoclip # 31
Videoclip # 32

Artist Name: Thomasenia   Myers Title: Primal Colors Medium: Acrylic on canvas Artist's statement: My desire to paint is an internal act of defiance, manifested on canvas in bold colors. Painting is my response to the part of me that has been dominant for too long. The act of painting is a statement to myself, “Push away the staid, the careful, the safe!” Happily, I am no longer hampered by the fact that I have minimal formal training; I move forward knowing that I must see, out in the open, the vivid colors that fill my dreams and continually accompany my written and spoken thoughts.

Artist Name:   Ana Laura Gonzalez Title: Fantasies Medium:   Print Artist's statement: The Fantasies series consists of digitally manipulated images originally captured as photographs and then transformed into surreal renderings where portions of reality may or may not be seen.The Fantasies series is offered in two different sized limited editions with a maximum print size of either 20 inches or 14 inches on the long side.   Each edition is limited to 50 prints.   Larger sized editions will be limited to 25 prints.All prints are produced under my direct supervision and printed using Epson Ultra chrome inks. The Fantasies series is an ongoing project, and additional images will be added as they are created.

  Also see videoclip # 36.
Videoclip # 33
Videoclip # 34

Artist Name: Erna Brout Title: Pay for work Medium: Pastel and colored pencil Artist's statement: My work is informed by the universality of women's life themes and issues - work - family - political action - reaction to war.    The face serves as a mirror reflecting basic human concerns, fears, and joys.   My travels and photography in developing countries and the images we all see in news media serve as seeds for my creative efforts.

Also includes the artist discussing her work and also discussing the trend of micrloans.

 

Artist Name:   Naomi Shriber Title: Yellow Daisies Medium: _________________ Artist's statement: Seeing the living nature in all forms...landscapes in changing seasons, seascapes calm and rough, clouds with all their shapes and colors, peoples faces...their inner landscape as shown by their expression. Each visual experience stops me cold and then I want to record the emotion the place or person makes me feel.

Includes a walk with the artist through the halls to her piece, her reading her artist's statement and discussing her work.

Videoclip # 35
Videoclip # 36
  #1 - Artist Name: Karen Spirer Title: Juicy Medium: ink / mixed media / shadow box Artist's statement: Almost everything I bump into, or bumps into me, motivates and inspires me to create. For me, creativity is the innate impulse or vibration of our creator/source, connecting us to this kaleidoscope or Holographic Universe we call Home, our creative manifestation. I'm just a wonderer, as I believe we all are, walking through this wonderful wonderland of our collective dream -- my/our ultimate inspiration.
  #2 - Artist Name: Aija R. Sears Title: It's Spring  Medium: mixed media on paper Artist's statement:The grandest art is outdoors in nature.   With the miracle of ever-changing nature as inspiration, I find the most pleasure meandering, observing, and then using the shapes, rhythms and curves to incorporate in my work.   I’m trained as a botanical illustrator, but am learning that computer scanned images of natural objects are not only art, but a starting point for further exploration and a base for drawing within and without the image. 
 

#3 - Artist Name: Berenice Cohen Title: Reading Room  On The One Train Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: I choose the word "amateur” deliberately as it means someone who loves what she/he is doing. I have always loved to see watercolors and since retirement have been able to indulge in studying how to use this medium. I also can travel frequently into the city, usually by subway. There I have been intrigued observing the kaleidoscope of peoples and activities.   As a beginner I painted flowers, trees and other "nature” pictures, now I am engaged in recording human nature.   With a nod to the Yanks and the Mets, I call these my “subway series."

  #4 -Artist Name: Evelyn Cheikin Title: Carousel Medium: 3-D cut out Artist's statement: My name is Evelyn Cheikin and I recently moved back to Westchester County after having LIVED IN Mt. Vernon for almost 35 years and for 27 years in Boca Raton until last October.   In Florida, I developed a passion for various hand crafted creative art works and worked with many workshop groups and talented instructors. I have on display in my apartment in the Esplanade as well as in various homes in Westchester County, pieces of work that I created and have given to friends and family members. These various items consist of 3 dimensional pictures, needlepoint, and a Japanese Bunka all of which are professionally framed. The   3- D pictures range in scenes that include outdoor life, children’s scenes, still life and “funky “scenes.   There are approximately 10 pieces of this nature in my apartment and 10-12 pieces in other close by homes.
  #5 - Artist Name: Sheila Benedis Title: Figure Medium:ink on paper Artist's statement: I am a mid-career sculptor/ book/ installation artist interested in process.   I explore creative inter-relationships between anthropomorphic forms and the environment.   Some of the images appear to be growing into a new species, part animal, and part plant.   The plant and animal forms express dynamic movement, suggesting metamorphosis.   I use undulating patterns, diagonal, curvy, organic shapes, and texture to communicate a spiritual quality, to give a sense of peaceful flow and rhythm to the forms.   My work evokes the magical feeling of being in the forest with the spirits of nature; there is a lightness in being but a solidness in structure.
  #6 - Artist Name: Mary Daphinais Title: Earth Watch Medium: Oil and collage Artist's statement: My work is a fusion of oil painting and collage, mixed media.   The work begins in a certain “key”—light or dark, hot or cool, rich or austere.   The specific forms, abstract or figurative, come out of that feeling.    I am moved by the inexhaustible variations on color and light, spirit of place, the changing seasons, the fecundity of life and its transitory nature.   I play with images responding to my feelings of nature, using a personal vocabulary of symbols in an attempt to get inside our outside way of seeing.
  #7 - Artist Name: Shelley Robinson Title:   The Onion  Medium:   Oil painting Artist's statement: Ask me, a violinist, what motivates me to play my violin and I will tell you that it is the joy of making music with and for other people.   Ask me what inspires me to play and I will say that it is the written works of the classical composers.   So it is with my art.   I am motivated by the joy of producing pictures that are pleasing for people to look at and I am inspired by the works of the masters and by the world around me that is an endless source of subjects and stories to be illustrated.
  #8 - Artist Name: Maxine Berlin Title: Cityscape Medium: water color Artist's statement:I believe my motivation to create something  unique as an artist comes from my fascination with color. Color has always been a way to express my   thoughts and to use my imagination from the time when as a child I treasured my box of 48 Crayolas. Color in its many variations are my primary inspiration to paint the ordinary or the unusual.
  #9 - Artist Name: - Tony LaMonte. Title Bone Bike Medium: digital photography Artist's statement: Not available.
  #10 - Artist Name: Jane Rose Title: Taking Flight Medium: watercolor and graphite.  For me, making art is a dialogue between the empty page and my thoughts and feelings.  I enjoy working in mixed media. Inspiration usually comes from something in nature, which I have photographed or written about. The process is therapeutic. I truly believe that art has saved my life. 
 

#11 -Artist Name:   Ana Laura Gonzalez Title: Fantasies Medium:   Print Artist's statement: The Fantasies series consists of digitally manipulated images originally captured as photographs and then transformed into surreal renderings where portions of reality may or may not be seen.The Fantasies series is offered in two different sized limited editions with a maximum print size of either 20 inches or 14 inches on the long side.   Each edition is limited to 50 prints.   Larger sized editions will be limited to 25 prints.All prints are produced under my direct supervision and printed using Epson Ultra chrome inks. The Fantasies series is an ongoing project, and additional images will be added as they are created.

Also see videoclip # 34.

  #12 - Artist Name:   Warren Rosenberg Title: Seeing Metal Medium:   Photography Artist's statement: Not available.
  #13 - Artist Name:   Tony Woolner Title: Hawaii Medium:   Print and oil paint Artist's statement: Not available.
  #14 - Artist Name:   Carmen Alvarez Title: Our Flight Medium:   Pastel drawing Artist's statement: My fight with breast cancer motivated me to draw this compelling picture.   I am now free of this frightening disease as a result of a mastectomy.   I thank God each and every day.
Videoclip # 37
Videoclip # 38

Artist Name: Anne S, Kupersmith Title:   Still Life and Stupid Tablecloth Medium: oil painting  Artist's statement: Art has been a lifelong interest for me, although I never took a formal art class until well past college.  As an English teacher and writer, I learned the value of developing and editing one's work, but it took some years for me to apply that lesson to my painting. My choice of subject matter has been strongly influenced by the lives and deaths of family members: my father was an excellent amateur landscape painter--too hard an act to follow, I felt, until he died, when I wanted to continue the tradition.  I spent many years drawing and painting nudes until the death of my only child two years ago; soon afterward I found myself in a class where the model resembled her, and I had to quit; nor am I yet able to return to it or portraiture, the only genre I've sold.  I'd like to resume both someday, just as I'd like my landscapes to equal the standards set by my father.  Meanwhile, my primary subject matter is still life, in which I find a quiet refuge.

Also see Videoclip #21.

#1 - Artist Name: Grace Brophy Title:   My Favoite Flower Medium: Watercolor   Artist's statement: Not available.
#2 - Not used.
#3 -Artist Name: Jeanne   Demotses Title: Constitution Marsh I Medium: pastel Artist's statement: As an artist and educator, I find that my inspiration often comes from my work with mature students.    Creativity, after all, may be the result of interactions and my work always motivates and informs my art.  
#4 - Artist Name: Rose Cioffi Title: Zandra at Work Medium: _______ painting Also see Videooclip #9.
#5 - Artist Name: Anita Louise Reilly Title: ________Medium: Photography Artist's statement: My inspiration, as a fine art photographer, comes from a life long love of photography and flowers. The images I create reveal the very simple yet intricate details, colors and textures of flowers. Through my "Floral Portrait" I wish to show the full beauty of the splendid flower.

Also see Videoclip #21.

#6 - Artist Name: Ari Delevie Title:Vietnamese Well Medium: Oil on canvas Artist's statement: Text not available. Listen to the reading by Frank Sisco on the videoclip.

#7 - Artist Name: Fred Spinowitz Title: Letter in Flames Medium:Digital print from the artist's watercolor Artist's statement: My work, in a variety of medium, combines abstraction and Hebrew calligraphy.   The tension that is created by the contrast of the freedom and spontaneity of abstract color with the disciplined control in calligraphy is part of the dynamic that I seek in my art.   As the passages and phrases dance in my head the rich color is applied splashed on the canvas or watercolor paper.   In this particular work the scrolls are burning in a synagogue in Poland in 1943 as the letters fly to heaven.

#8 - Artist Name: John R Gordon Title: Watching the Breakers Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: I have been drawing and painting since early childhood and despite the lack of formal training, I feel I have attained a certain level of competence in those areas. I am, however, at a loss to explain my “motivation” other than to say that I take pleasure in reflecting the creations of man and nature and to leave judgment of my artwork to the viewer.
#9 - Artist Name: Allan Boyarsky Title: Bird Flying on a Sunday Afternoon Medium: Digital photography Artist's statement: I look for the intricacies of the smallest details while viewing through my lens.    As I pick up my camera my world comes to life. I see color and form I normally cannot comprehend otherwise. Each time I look through the view finder, never knowing what to expect within my world, (which is always changing in light and space).   No matter where I am nor how I feel, I am a different person with only one goal in mind, preparing myself for the day’s adventure and getting lost within my world of botanical   bliss. Being disabled in a wheelchair and dealing on life’s terms, I have found a way of displacing my physical problems by photographing the perfect form I can find.
#10 - Artist Name: Cecilia Duncan Title:Graceful Movements.  Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: In designing a composition, my first consideration is the subject matter and how it will impact on the viewer. Watercolor, mixed media, calligraphy. Printmaking is my next choice. I prescetch several ideas and the I try to develop a singular theme, tying a unified series of designs. Most of my themes are inspired by my environment, students who I teach, seasonal flowers, and outdoor elements. I generally create at least three pieces on a theme connecting the ideas.

Also see Videoclip #26.

#11 - Artist Name:   Martin Kantor Title: Old Art Medium: color photograph Artist's statement: My life has been tied to creativity, both in my former profession as a chemist, and as a photographer. The universe is filled with interesting and beautiful things, some obvious and some which must be sought out creatively. Since my childhood, I have used my camera to search out and record these. With the advent of the digital camera, a new layer has been put on these recordings, since I can now add additional creativity to the photographs, in a way that film cameras did not allow. Creativity is now a bonding between the artist, the camera, and the computer.
#12 - Artist Name: H. David Stein Title: Frigid Fractal Medium: Photograph Artist's statement: The world is a visually fascinating and beautiful place. We just have to take the time to appreciate it. Often the beauty is self evident as in a sunset or a flower. At other times we fail to notice the inherent splendor unless we make the effort to look deeper into the component parts or view the object from a different vantage point. The goal of my photography is to enable the viewer to see what I have seen and to undergo the same emotions I experienced. If I am successful the viewer will be able to appreciate the object or vista from the same vantage point that I had.
#13 - Artist Name: Joan Schneider Title: A View of the Lighthouse Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: Text not available. Listen to the reading by Frank Sisco on the videoclip.
#14 - Artist Name: Fanny Sloan Title: Forgotten Lake.  Medium: Oil on canvas Artist's statement: The beauty of life is my inspiration.   When I paint I leave this world. An old cracked wall, a tiny flower amidst green grass, a butterfly on a branch, the beautiful grey/blue of the mountains far away, the reflections of the skies on a lake, that inspires me, it's this beautiful life.   Every painting I finish feels like I have just given birth to a new life.   The love of good people around me motivates me to want to share beautiful scenes and wonderful colors to the world.

Also see Videoclip #24.

#15 - Artist Name: Robert Heinrichs Title: River Boat Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: I am motivated by beauty and light and inspired by my emotional responses to my surroundings. When what I see or feel or smell brings me joy of the present or feelings of nostalgia from the past, I attempt to convey these responses to others via my art, so that others may share in them too. I am mostly inspired by buildings, landscapes and street scenes.
#16 - Artist Name:   Patty Chadwick Title: Peace Medium: water color Artist's statement: Creating a piece of art is much like an itch that demands to be scratched.   Until an idea is rendered, there’s no peace. Probably genetic…my grandfather, father, mother, sisters, son, have made their livings as artists.   My kids and grand children seem similarly driven. With 4 kids and teaching 20 plus years, there was no time left for art, but it was never far from mind.   THREE years ago, a new friend urged me to start.   I find myself overwhelmed by ideas and images; local scenes, places camped in/traveled to, animals raised/ rehabilitated, memories, and natures’ beauty.

#17 - Artist Name:   Sister Lena Mastroianni Title: Golden Peace - Deep Tranquility Medium: Acrylic paint Artist's statement: What motivates and inspires my creativity as an “artist” – I love to share the grandeur of life in its simple yet colorful beauty. It can be brought forth through the delicate imaginative strokes of the mystical motion of the paint brush.

Also see Videoclip #39.

#18 - Artist Name: Jim Simpson Title: Allamuchy Farm Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: Painting is a continuing search for personal expression that explores feelings, moods, and emotions through design, color, and value . At times even the choice of paper and brush sizes seems to play a role. When happy with what has happened on the paper, the artist is then willing to share this experience and hopes the viewer too can find his own personal feelings there.
Videoclip # 39
Videoclip # 40

The videoclips includes a discussion with the artist and this is the first piece she has ever done. (Also includes a discussion with another artist). In closing she said she once had a boyfriend named Frank. (Her age is 91). Artist Name:   Sister Lena Mastroianni Title: Golden Peace - Deep Tranquility Medium: Acrylic paint Artist's statement: What motivates and inspires my creativity as an “artist” – I love to share the grandeur of life in its simple yet colorful beauty. It can be brought forth through the delicate imaginative strokes of the mystical motion of the paint brush.

Also see Videoclip #38.

Artist Name: Louise R. Black Title: Jason's house - A view from Black's Island Medium: Watercolor Artist's statement: When I was young it seems there was no room in me for creativity to flow with any ease.   I was filled with all those questions and problems of youth which always get in the way.   Now that I am older I find I can easily take in and process the beauty around me. I am almost constantly inspired to paint.   What a joy it is to be "over the hill" living in a valley of wonder and enchantment, where all around me inspires me to create!

Videoclip # 41
Videoclip # 42

Artist Name: Marie Peene Title: Flowers at Andrus Medium Pencil and watercolor Artist's statement: I love being able to create something that is pleasing and uplifting. It means I’m doing my best to bring some bit of happiness to others. I’ve always enjoyed flowers. When my daughter was born, my handsome brother walked all the way to the hospital with lilies of the valley for my baby. They have always remained the symbol of her being.

 

Artist Name: Ann Brooks Title: Flowers Medium Acrylic Artist's statement: Not available.
Videoclip # 43
Videoclip # 44

Artist Name: Edith Weiner Title: Mug with Flowers Medium: Oil on canvas Artist's statement: When I take a brush in my hand, it speaks to me and transforms my thoughts and feelings into light and shadow, paint, color texture and still-life arrangement.   This Mug of Flowers brings to life my entire creative process and inspiration.   My painting was done in 2001 when I was part of an art class in an “Adult Education” school in White Plains.   Many of my sketches have been done late at night when everyone else was asleep:   I would pick up my sketch pad and charcoal next to my bed and outline what was taking shape in my imagination.   I’ll be 85 years old in November 2006 and have two daughters, and one son-in-law and three grandchildren.

 

The videoclip includes a walk through the halls and then outside and brief greetings of some residents.
Videoclip # 45
Videoclip # 46

The videoclip includes a discussion with Vicki and her mother Josephine Lea (100 years) who mentioned her sister who is 103. Josephine is the first cousin of the founder of Planters Peanuts. (Josephine's mother's sister's son - Amadeo).

The videoclip includes a brief drive leaving Andrus with various songs playing on the car radio.
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